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Chinese proverbs: Every experience is a lesson
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ID: 4207 Intermediate
Chinese proverbs are sentences that condense wisdom and knowledge, and also reflect the unique Chinese culture and philosophy. Although they mostly come from written Chinese, they are still popular and common in the spoken language today. In this lesson, we're showing you three Chinese proverbs on life and experience. You may have heard of their English equivalents: "Live and Learn“, "You reap what you sow", and "A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit." Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life, and we hope you will feel inspired and encouraged after today's lesson!
Thu Jun 27 2019 | Joe, Joy
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|活到老学到老||huódàolǎoxuédàolǎo||As long as you live, you learn|
|不经一事不长一智||bùjīngyīshìbùzhǎngyīzhì||There's no wisdom without obstacles.|
|种瓜得瓜种豆得豆||zhòngguādéguāzhòngdòudédòu||You reap what you sow|
huó dào lǎo xué dào lǎo
As long as you live, you learn.
bùguǎn nǐ jǐsuì ，nǐ kěnéng liùshí suì ，jiǔshí suì ，nǐ dōu zài xuéxí Xīn de dōngxi 。
No matter how old you are, you can be sixty or ninety years old, but you'll still be learning something new.
zuìjìn ，wǒ qù Fǎguó ，dào le yīgē shāngdiàn jìnmén zhīhòu ne ，méiyǒu gēn diànyuán shuōhuà ，jiéguǒ wǒ líkāi shí ，tā fēicháng de shēngqì 。
Lately, I went to France. After I went into a store, I didn't talk to the shopkeeper. Then when I left, she got very mad.
wǒ xiǎng le hěn jiǔ : nǐ wèishénme yào zhème shēngqì ，wǒ shénme dōu méi zuò a !
I thought about this for a long time. "Why would you be mad at me? I didn't do anything!"
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